Living In Autumn While Preparing For Spring: The Journey Towards Marriage is available for purchase. The E-book version is on the E-books page.
Living In Autumn While Preparing For Spring:
The Journey Towards Marriage by Karen Bowlding
About The Book
Most marriages fail because people choose the wrong person to marry. They marry the one they believe is right for them, and not necessarily the one that has been chosen for them by God. This shockingly honest portrayal of singleness and marriage is designed to help couples lay the foundation for a strong, biblical marriage. The Journey Towards Marriage will guide you to understanding what to do when the glow of courtship must be replaced by the daily responsibilities of marriage.
This book will help you:
· Learn about God’s unique blueprint for your life
· Establish a positive, loving relationship with God, yourself and mate
· Deal with issues, family histories and expectations
· Evaluate your readiness for marriage
The author candidly shares her relationship with her husband, without "overspiritualizing". She offers points of view from both a man and woman on understanding what makes marriage work. Be blessed!
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Format: Hardcover (6x9)
What People Are Saying
Karen’s book “Living In Autumn While Preparing for Spring" is very inspiring and exceptionally well written. Her God-given spiritual discernment and words of wisdom act as a healing agent for me. I specifically love the topic "Is Your Oil Lamp Lit?" and the previous statement where she mentions "you must establish yourself in a position to accept your mate." Those words were so inspiring. I had to stop and ponder for a minute realizing that it was the Lord sending me a message. It was time to really do a self-evaluation. Believing that I would eventually have a mate I never really thought about preparing for the one. I know now that I must get in the right posture to receive what God has for me. I really enjoyed The Journey and reflections to ponder in reading this book. Excellent! ~ Charnel C., Germantown, MD
This is a good book! I've read it 2 times and was able to walk away with a different perspective each time. If you are soon to be married, I recommend this book! ~ Veronica E. Glen Burnie, MD
Living In Autumn While Preparing for Spring is an excellent book for teenagers and single people. The section on choosing the right partner is especially helpful because if a person is not family oriented before the ceremony, a marriage does not automatically change an individual's orientation. The author helps the reader focus on the various aspects of a healthy spiritually based relationship. ~ Pat H., North Carolina
I’m so THANKFUL to God that you allowed Him to use you to write this book. Although it doesn’t feel good, I’m sure it’s all working together FOR my good. There is some GOOD, GOOD, GOOD stuff in this little book of yours, but can I say…I HATE IT! Not the book, but the stuff to go through to get to the good stuff. I feel like women should be taught this stuff starting at age 16 so that when they hit 30, they’ll have it all together. ~ Michelle L., Silver Spring, MD
You present your book in classic form. Your words are like medicine. It doesn't always taste good, but it's good for people. In other words, just swallow it and get well. ~ Sheva M., Washington, DC
This is a must read, I read it from cover to cover and I truly enjoyed it. I took away some very good pointers on being single and preparing for marriage. This book is for married and single. ~ Angela D. Bowie, MD.
Living in Autumn… is a book of hope and challenge for the single. This book is what I call a "blueprint" of spiritual guidance that prepares you for the journey towards marriage. There's nothing like being seasoned before you say "I do". I was truly blessed beyond belief. ~ Rhonda. B, Upper Marlboro, MD
Before reading Karen's book I just had a broad view about marriage and what it entails. This book not only destroyed my fears of marriage but at the same time acted as my life coach by making me research my own mind, body and soul with a fine-tooth comb and helped me mature in areas I never thought possible. It is not only a book for holy matrimony but must-read for the development of anyone spiritual growth whatever you decide to do. Thank you, Karen Bowlding, for helping me change my life for greatness!!" ~ Jason "5.9%" S. Capitol Heights, MD
GOD SENT! I’ve only read about 2/3 of the book, only because it really puts up a mirror to yourself. It shows you all the areas in your life that need to be put in check. Your past, present and your goals towards your future with your mate. It's funny because you can't just run thru it and say yea i got it...you'd probably be fooling yourself and your mate. Take your time and really evaluate yourself. This book is truly a tool to help you become spiritually whole. I also glanced at the remaining chapters and it only gets better! ~ Keith F. Aberdeen, MD
Your book is the Awesome! I am reading your book now and it has great inspiring information in it that is right on time during this new season of walking single again. I am enjoying it ever so graciously. Thanks for pursuing your dream of getting your book published and going through whatever it was you had to go through to get it done. I will forever be grateful. ~ Anya W. MD
I am single and I am also a virgin at age 24. I often wonder and ask GOD when will it be my turn or why them and not me. Am I not good enough? But in reading your book I realized that I was "searching" for the wrong thing. I should be searching for GOD and not a "Boyfriend". Reading your book has opened my eyes in a whole new way, I must admit that when reading your book some of the things made me mad and why.......... because the truth hurts. You know when there are things that you need to hear but you just don't want to. I also realized that I have a lot of work to do. I have some things that me and GOD have to get in order first. I feel a lot better about the whole “dating game” because now I have a new perspective on it. I know I'm young, yeah 24 is young, but sometimes I long for a relationship just knowing that I have "someone" you know what I mean, because I have never been in a so-called "relationship" and sometimes I feel lonely but I shouldn't because I have JESUS like you say in your book page 61 "He is the one you cannot live without" and that's absolutely true. By the way when I read that entire paragraph I cried; it really hit home. Now that I have read your book I asked myself, “So now, what are you going to do?" I want the Man GOD has for me and in the meantime I need to work on being the Woman GOD designed me to be. Now saying that is easier than doing, but I am going to do my best and try not to beat myself up when I make a mistake. Oh and by the way I have told everybody I know about your book to the point where I know I'm getting on there nerves, but I just feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to one meet you and two read your book because sometimes we feel like we are the only ones going through things when were not. So it's good to know that I am human just like the rest of the world. Bre J. MD